President and CIO - Structured Credit

Robert J. Klein

Robert leads Clarion’s Structured Credit group.

He has 30 years of experience in investment banking, credit portfolio management, and structured finance.  He previously was Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Structured Credit Funds at CIFC LLC, a leading CLO manager.

Prior to CIFC, Robert was lead portfolio manager at Prospect Capital where he led the firm’s CLO investments, building CLO AUM at two registered vehicles that grew to $1.5 billion in investments.

Prior to founding the CLO business at Prospect, Robert worked at American Capital, Ltd. where he was a Managing Director and led the New York private equity and financial sponsor lending teams, leading numerous debt and equity investments.

Prior to American Capital, he worked at American Securities and American Industrial Partners, both active middle-market private equity firms.  Robert began his  career in the Mergers and Acquisitions groups at First Boston and Morgan Stanley.

He holds a JD with Distinction from Stanford Law School and a BA summa cum laude from Yale College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He has been admitted to the California bar (inactive status).  He serves on the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester and on the Committee for Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.   He is a past Professional Fellow of the New York University Center for Law and Business.

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